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Fullerton: Teenage Passenger Seriously Injured when Car Crashed into Tree


Posted on Mar 27, 2012

At about 12:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26th, a car crashed into a tree in Fullerton, seriously injuring a teenage passenger. While speeding in the 1000 block of North Gilbert Street, the 18-year-old driver lost control of his Toyota Corolla and slammed into a tree. While the driver was able to free himself from the wreckage, his 14-year-old passenger was trapped. After firefighters extricated the teen, he was transported to a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash and have requested that witnesses call Fullerton accident investigator Brandon Clyde or Mike Moon at 714-738-6812.

“Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S.,” explained an auto accident attorney in Orange County, “and speeding is often a contributing factor.”

Fullerton accounted for 7 of the 101 fatalities and 890 of the 16,620 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with first place considered the worst. In 2010, Fullerton ranked 9th out of 53 cities for fatal and injury crashes. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the teenage passenger who was seriously injured when the car crashed into a tree a full recovery.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Fullerton crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim after an auto accident, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an auto accident attorney in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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